La Triennale di Milano
La Triennale is a design and art museum set among the greenery of Parco Sempione. The space hosts exhibitions and events on contemporary Italian design, architecture and urban planning, highlighting the relationship between art and industry. Not to miss is de Chirico’s Fontana dei Bagni Misteriosi ( Fountain of Mysterious Baths) in the museum’s garden.
Viale Emilio Alemagna 6 (0039 02 724341; triennale.org)
HangarBicocca is a former industrial plant converted into a space for contemporary art. Exhibits change frequently, though German artist Anselm Kiefer’s large-scale installation The
is on permanent display. Its seven giant towers made of reinforced concrete trace a journey of spiritual initiation, alluding to the myth of creation in ancient Jewish texts. The museum sits on Milan’s periphery, but there’s a restaurant serving charcuterie and cheeses and Italian wines for the peckish.
Via Chiese 2 (0039 02 66 11 15 73; hangarbicocca.org/en)
Galleria Massimo De Carlo
Massimo De Carlo is one of Italy’s most prominent art dealers. For more than 30 years, he has helped forge relationships between artists and arts institutions around the world. Many of the artists he represents have achieved international recognition, including Maurizio Cattelan, the sculptor famous for his taxidermied horses, and George Condo, who designs album covers for Kanye West. De Carlo’s second gallery in Milan is housed in Palazzo Belgioioso, which is currently showcasing an exhibition by Ai Weiwei (until Nov 18). The third forthcoming Milan gallery should be equally fabulous.
Ventura: Via Giovanni Ventura 5 (00 39 02 7000 3987; massimodecarlo.com); Belgioioso: Piazza Belgioioso 2 (00 39 02 366 36 990; massimodecarlo.com)
Milan Fashion Week S/S18 runs from September 20-26; cameramoda.it/en Trisha Andres travelled with Flybe (flybe.com) on a new service from London Southend Airport to Milan Malpensa, which flies five times per week. British Airways (ba.com) flies to Milan from London City and Stansted, while easyJet (easyjet.com) flies there from London Gatwick and Luton.